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Our Model

Our Impact

Youth who participate in our programming stay in school and out of trouble

13%

Increase in confidence in leadership skills

25%

Increase in knowledge about life skills topics

40%

More likely to have done service projects in their community

2

Past Cameroon program participants employed as Community Leaders

1

Past Cameroon program participant playing collegiate soccer in the U.S.

2018 Program Summary

600

Youth participants

50+

Girls

24

Junior leaders

17

Community events

300

Parents engaged

170

Community member participants

Numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

For Open Field, our greatest achievement is the impact we make in the lives of individuals. Our youth-led approach creates a platform for participants to get out of the experiences what they put into them. With a lot of encouragement from our dedicated staff, youth challenge themselves to try new things and take stock of what they learn along the way.

In Cameroon, the story of Bidias Afere stands out as a great achievement. From joining the program in 2012 as a participant, growing as a Junior Leader to mentor his peers as a coach, to now leading nearly 100 youth in program activities as a Community Leader in Kosala, the neighborhood where he grew up.